The European Union has been blasted as a “total disgrace” for allowing Italy to block a quarter of a million doses of the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine from reaching Australia — and some Brits are even offering to forego their jab so more can be sent here.
Amid a botched rollout across the EU, the Italian government notified Brussels of its decision to prevent 250,000 doses from being exported to Australia at the end of last week.
The European Commission could have objected to that decision, and did not.
I should be surprised, but I’m not.
The UK has vaccinated 33% of their population. The EU has vaccinated around 9%.